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[fahyuh r-ahrm] /ˈfaɪərˌɑrm/

a small weapon, as a rifle or pistol, from which a projectile is by gunpowder.
a weapon, esp a portable gun or pistol, from which a projectile can be discharged by an explosion caused by igniting gunpowder, etc

1640s, from fire (n.) + arm (n.2). Related: Firearms.


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